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The Long Goodbye
starring YOU as Philip Marlowe

Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #21

West



East



To relax between cases, you are playing for 20 cents a point in a
rubber bridge club, when you pick up this nice hand and hear RHO open
3
in front of you.

What is your call?

 

 South
   A K 9 7 5 3
   4
   A J 4
   10 6 2

South

?
West

 
North

 

East
3
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You bid 3 and hear partner cuebid 4. Does this promise a spade fit?
Probably not, since partner may have a great hand without three-card
spade support, and have nothing else to bid. Your choice now is to
rebid 4 or bid 4
, an advanced cuebid.

 

 

 South
   A K 9 7 5 3
   4
   A J 4
   10 6 2

South

3
?
West

pass
 
North

4
 

East
3
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You bid 4 because you hate to bypass that ace and maybe it will turn
partner on. Besides, you are relaxing and having a good time.

Suddenly, partner jumps to 5NT and you jump out of your seat and
reach for you pistol. But you remember you left it home.

What is 5NT? What is your call?

 

 South
   A K 9 7 5 3
   4
   A J 4
   10 6 2

South

3
4
?
West

pass
pass
 
North

4
5NT
 

East
3
pass
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



It sounds like 5NT was the Grand Slam Force, asking you to bid 7 with
two of the top three trump honors. You jump to 7, however, not 7,
just in case partner has something else up his sleeve.

LHO doubles 7. and partner bids 7. What is that? Does he want to
play in 7? Do you? Your call....

 

 South
   A K 9 7 5 3
   4
   A J 4
   10 6 2

South

3
4
7
?
West

pass
pass
double
 
North

4
5NT
7
 

East
3
pass
pass
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
   A K J 10 9 8
   K 10 9 8 5 3 2
  
West



East



You bid 7, taking no chances. But when the king of clubs is led,
partner puts down his dummy and runs to the nearest insane asylum. If
you had your pistol, he wouldn't have to run. But then again, why
would partner bid 7
unless he wanted to play it there? Why did you
go back to 7? So much for a relaxing day at the club!

THE END

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 South
   A K 9 7 5 3
   4
   A J 4
   10 6 2

South

3
4
7
7
West

pass
pass
double
all pass
North

4
5NT
7
 

East
3
pass
pass
pass
 

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